Than the suttas with the least detail and with middling detail.daverupa wrote:More detailed instruction than what?
I like this...
MN 44: Culavedalla Sutta
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
alan... wrote:are there any that give more detailed instruction? how to begin, maintain, rise to the next, etc.?
Dmytro wrote:Bhikkhunupassaya sutta
Dmytro wrote:Hi Alan,alan... wrote:are there any that give more detailed instruction? how to begin, maintain, rise to the next, etc.?
Jhana practice is a multifaceted activity.
If you'll take one by one the criteria from the Anapanasati sutta (say, how calm is the body, etc.) or Satipatthana sutta (e.g. whether the mind is spacious - "mahaggata" or constricted), insert them into the framework of Dvedhavitakka sutta instead of two kinds of thinking, comprehend the right effort through redirection of attention described in Bhikkhunupassaya sutta and Ahara sutta, and consult Gavi sutta on moving to the next jhana, - you'll have a solid roadmap.
Note that Ven. Thanissaro's "theme" is his rendering of Pali "nimitta".
Best wishes, Dmytro
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